Hello world!

Welcome to A-Mazing Mead! Why “a-mazing” you may ask? Well, the proper technical term for brewing mead is “mazing”; a person who brews mead is called a “mazer”. Hence, “a-mazing mead” – a blog about mead, types of mead, making mead, recipes – and pretty much anything I can think of that’s connected to mead and the mead-making process.

I’m a purely amateur mazer; I don’t brew commercially and all the mead I produce is just for home consumption for myself and my friends.

I first started making mead about 20 years ago, but recently took it up again after a long gap. I’ve always been fond of mead, but with the exception of a few well-known companies such as Lindisfarne and Lurgeshall, mead isn’t widely available commercially and although it’s gaining in popularity, it’s not exactly something you’re going to find on the shelves of Sainsbury’s or Tesco! So on the whole, if you want mead you’ve got to hunt for it – or brew your own; which is what I’m doing – and you can too. 🙂


About arkadyrose

Genderqueer artist, singer, musician, writer, tailor, mead-mazer and doll crafter living in Walthamstow, NE London.
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2 Responses to Hello world!

  1. I must be living in Mead Paradise, then… all the supermarkets here in Darmstadt stock several locally produced varieties. You’ll usually find sweet mead, dry mead, spiced mead, cherry mead, and black currant mead.

    When I was living in East London it was always possible to get Lithuanian mead at the Polish and Lithuanian shops. It was OK but not as good as the English varieties, which I usually had to special-order direct from the mazers or just drink by the glass at the Pembury.

    Anyway, thanks for setting up this blog… despite the availability of mead here we think it would be fun to make some ourselves, so hopefully we can learn something by reading!

  2. Jim Hill says:

    Love the blog. Keep it up!!! I want to know more about the Agave Mead!!! Thanks, Jim

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